The body of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts has been located after she went missing on July 18, her father Rob Tibbetts told Fox News on Tuesday.
The news comes along with reports of a body found in Iowa’s rural Poweshiek County, reported KCRG. Tibbetts was last seen near the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa, which is located in Poweshiek County.
A “law enforcement source” told Fox News that the body was found in Iowa.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation will hold a press conference at the sheriff’s office in Montezuma, Iowa, at 6 p.m. EST Tuesday afternoon,reported KCRG . A “significant amount of information will be shared,” officials said according to KCRG.
Greg Willey, vice president of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, said the body is believed to be Mollie Tibbetts, reported KCRG. The $400,000 reward for her discovery will convert into a reward for “information leading to the capture of any suspects,” Willey said.
Mollie Tibbetts vanished after she went for a run near Brooklyn, Iowa, on July 18, reported Fox News on Wednesday. She was living at her boyfriend’s house at the time of the disappearance, but the boyfriend, Dalton Jack, was out of town the day she went missing.
Mollie Tibbetts Case: DCI tells @KCRG that Mollie Tibbetts’ body was found in a “rural part of Poweshiek County”.
— Chris Earl (@chrisearl9) August 21, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence had prayed with the family of the missing Iowa college student at Des Moines International Airport after he delivered a speech in Iowa’s capital city Wednesday.
Mollie Tibbetts was a rising sophomore at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
This is a developing story that will be updated.